The gift my mom gave me was this great antique dresser that a dog had been knawing on forever. The bottom left leg was pretty damaged but I can't bear to see ANYTHING hit the trash pile so I took it in. I have been wanting to paint a large furniture piece a bright torquise and this was perfect. I saw a turquise dresser in Lillian August last summer for $1200.00. (minus doggy bite marks). A little too spendy but I love that heaven of a store regardless.
My color inspiration was this blue french chandelier. It's distressed and super sharp. It can be used as a weapon when not in use. The blue fades from bright to dark. Most hate it but there area few that fall in love...that's how I gage who are "my peeps".
The finished product. Well almost, I need to find knobs. I'm thinking glass or something hand painted from Antropologie?
i love how it came out!
I lightly sanded with a sanding block (the only way to go ladies). Wiped it clean with a dry cloth and primed with Kilz all in one primer. Then did 2 coats of High Gloss Behr turquise paint and was very careful of my brush strokes.
It was a super quick project and now I am looking all over to paint something else a super bright and glossy color!
A great way to breath some life into an old piece..xoxo